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Kankakee, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Momence Historical House

Recreates the period of history from 1870 to 1900 with period furhishings.

Kankakee, IL Historic Homes

Kankakee Model Railroad Club and Museum

Displays of running model trains and memorabilia. See large running model train displays and railroad memorabilia within Kankakee's restored train depot. Features a scale model of Kankakee and its trains as they looked in the 1950's. A life-size, 1947

Kankakee, IL Railroad History

Little Red Schoolhouse

Originally called the Mount Airy School, the building was moved to its present location in 1983. This 1850's school house has been restored and contains period memorabilia and artifacts. (Circa 1853)

Kankakee, IL Historic Schoolhouses


Momence Railroad Depot

This privately owned, 1890's depot was restored in 2001 and contains photos and artifacts relating to Momence's railroading history. (circa 1890)

Kankakee, IL Railroad History

Things to do near Kankakee, IL

Essex Historical Society Museum

The Essex Historical Society Museum features a one-room school house and historical Essex artifacts contained in an adjacent ...

Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park is located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, with 26 ceremonial and burial mounds from the H...

LaSalle County Historical Museum

The LaSalle County Historical Museum complex has the museum in an 1848 warehouse on the I & M Canal, barn, blacksmith shop, a...

Galena Public Library and Historic Collection

The Galena Public Library was endowed by the Felt Family and built in 1907 in the Greek Revival style. The reading room featu...